Selecting the right hose and fitting combination for a hydraulic system is a critical process that is often overlooked and underestimated. Choosing the right combination is critical to the overall functionality and service life of the system as well as worker safety.
Whether you’re a design engineer comparing technical requirements and international standards or a purchasing manager deciding on requirements by market application and availability, choosing a hose assembly can be a daunting task.
That’s why Parker developed a unique to the industry classification system to make it easier for customers to choose the right hose and fitting combination based on their requirements.
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We’ve taken the pain out of the selection process. The new hose assembly classification system allows customers to choose the best solution in each category based on quality standards, and in line with the requirements of the individual applications. In addition, it provides a transparent differentiation of hose assembly products from mid-range to high-end. To make it even easier, we’ve added the visual identification of the hose – fitting combination on the hose layline.
Our well-known, state-of-the-art GlobalCore hose product range and fittings series 48 and 77 are included in this category. GlobalCore is the world’s first high-performance, cohesive hose and fitting range with constant working pressures of 21.0 or 28.0 MPa and high-pressure range of 35.0 or 42.0 MPa. These products exceed the most demanding international standard, ISO 18752.
GlobalCore hoses also offer:
- 50% smaller bend radius
- 30% more flexible (bending force)
- Up to 20% lighter in weight
- Dimensions up to 25% smaller in area
- Four times higher impulse resistance and service life
- Working temperature up to 25% higher
Watch this video to learn more about GlobalCore hose products:
This category includes Elite No-Skive braided hoses with fitting series 46 and 48 and high-pressure Parkrimp spiral hoses combined with fitting series 70 and 73. Ideal for the demanding maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) markets, these products exceed the traditional international standards in the main parameters as well as working pressure, temperature, flexibility, and impulse pressure resistance. EN857 1SC/2SC, ISO 11237, ISO 12151, ISO 3862.
This category consists of BCH braided hoses combined with fitting series 16, 46, and 48 and SX Spiral Hoses combined with fittings series 73 and 77. The BCH and SX are newly developed high-performance, cost-effective hoses. These products meet the main parameters of the traditional international standards and exceed them in service life, appearance, and environmental specifications. EN857 1SC/2SC, ISO 11237, ISO 12151, ISO 3862.
We strive to provide the best possible experience for our customers. The hose assembly classification system does just that by ensuring our customers select the best possible hose-fitting combination for their application. Read more about our hose product compliance to international standards here. Contact us to learn more and schedule a meeting.
This post was contributed by Marco Brandolese, marketing manager, and Conny Stoehr, marketing services manager, Parker Hannifin Hose Products Division, Europe.